Organisations within the health and care sector are faced with many challenges – from driving efficiencies, to supporting collaboration and delivering cost savings. The NHS Five Year Forward View calls for improvements in quality and services, as well as, £22 billion in efficiencies. This level of cost reduction can only be achieved with innovation and new ways of working supported by digital transformation.
However, more pressing is the need to meet the June 2017 deadline for implementing a secure email service as set out by the Government in ISB 1596.
There are three main choices: NHSMail2, running your own internal system or moving to O365. And there aren’t many months left in which to choose and implement the right solution.
Any decision needs to work in the short and long term. It needs to be a solution that will meet the needs of your organisation in the near future, as well as, when you implement broader solutions to meet other challenges. In order to be able to do this any implementation needs to be part of a wider strategy, not a quick fix.
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We believe that O365 can be the best option and will deliver back a range of benefits including:
- Compliance: meeting the minimum requirements for a secure email service, covering the storage and transmission of email.
- Integration: ability to work with 3rd party applications i.e. fax, print and other clinical applications.
- Migration: implementing a tried and tested system means any migration should be based on best practice to ensure a smooth, de-risked implementation.
- Future-proofing: O365 is more than just a mail system. It incorporates a range of other services that can be introduced over time – i.e. SharePoint, Yammer and Skype for Business. All great collaboration tools that are enabling other healthcare organisations to deliver on their Local Digital Roadmaps.
Join our roundtable discussion to find out how O365, Microsoft and OCSL can help your organisation meet the June 2017 deadline. And implement a solution that will deliver what you need in the short and long term. Ensuring your organisation can deliver on the aspirations of the NHS 2020 Framework: better health, better healthcare and lower costs.